Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Feeling a little down this Valentine's Day?

Well cheer yourself up with the long-awaited (Black)hearted pattern!

Pattern: (Black)hearted - the PDF is available on Ravelry download now
Yarn: Cider Moon Flurry in Midnight Special
Started: 2/2/08
Finished: 2/13/08

Sometimes I like to take a bit of a goth approach to Valentine's Day. I pretend that I'm bitter and single, but really I'm not. (Bitter, that is, other than CTHGSY I'm single.)

These socks have been stuck in my head for quite a while, as I mentioned before. The initial idea came with these ones which I knit for Marymac since her birthday is on Valentine's Day. (Happy Birthday!) The whole Sockapaloooza thing is a lie and was crafted to throw off my real pal who even commented on that post. ;)

Look at that goth-ruffly goodness!

I revamped the pattern a bit by rewriting the heart chart with decreases I like better. However my idea included a "choose your own adventure" aspect that I also incorporated into the pattern. There are a few choices for different tops, heels, and toes. MJ went for a slightly more traditional Valentine's approach:

Knit by MJ in ShibuiKnits Sock in Blossom, and on a very tight deadline might I mention. She also did the fabulous PDF design. It's so nice to have friends who cater to your knitting whims...

Tomorrow I'll be wearing my socks and indulging in my Anti-Valentine playlist. But however you spend your Valentine's Day I hope it's a good one!

Listening to: A Fine Day To Exit ~ Anathema, Ask For Answers ~ Placebo

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Blogger weebug said...

thank you very much for the pattern, i hope to try it soon!

10:37 PM  
Blogger IrishGirlieKnits said...

Oh I heart them!! They are fabulous!! I love them both! Fantastic job!!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Peri said...

Oooo another sock to add to ever growing list of socks to knit - great design - adore the goth influence!

4:57 AM  
Blogger monkeemaven-fruitcakeknits said...

hearts! ruffles! awesomeness!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Very cute pattern! Thank you for sharing it with us!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

My dry and bitter spinster soul appreciates the Black-heart socks... but then my girly side thinks "Ooooh! Pink!" LOL

Great pattern.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are gorgeous and I love the sentiment behind them!

Is there any spinning stuff you're coveting? Any fibers you'd like to spin up? Any you absolutely hate? I ask because my LYS has a nice selction of roving and spinning supplies. I will be in there tomorrow morning to not only clean out their sock yarn of everything I love, but also to attend part two of my spinning class. I will probably be purchasing a wheel soon too. Fun times!

Oh, and I'm sending something very special and one of a kind to you in your next package, which, I might add, is coming together nicely!

2:03 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I love those socks they are so cute I left you an award on my blog when you get a chance

9:06 AM  
Blogger Wilma Fingerdu said...

yay for new sock patterns :-)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

Love them! Thanks for posting such a fantastic pattern. I like cheerful black.

3:35 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

Of course, "Blackheart" automatically makes me think of Joan Jett, which means that I need to knit these.

Thank you for making such an awesome pattern!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I forgot to post a comment on knitty, so I just want to say I love your new sock pattern.

10:54 AM  
Blogger rita said...

This pattern was just what I was looking for! It perfectly suits the colorway (Passion--black and red!) and the first sock is gorgeous. I can't wait to finish them and wear them!

Thank you so much for sharing it.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this pattern...thanks for making it available for free! I've knit up three different pairs and am starting my Twilight yarn hopefully to be completed before the New Moon movie --so they can be a door prize for a party!!!

2:59 PM  

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